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Guest Relations: Guest Assistant Interpreter Team Member

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Role Purpose:

Guest Assistant Interpreters provide support and assistance to Guests of Honor as it relates to the convention


  • Coordinating communication and necessary translation tasks for Guests of Honor during the convention (Japanese to English/English to Japanese)
  • Planning and assisting with guest-related events while coordinating with other departments as needed
  • Assisting in managing travel arrangements
  • Going out on social outings
  • Wearing business casual attire
  • Assisting with other tasks as needed


  • Eligible to volunteer at ACen (See Volunteer Staff Requirements at (http://www.acen.org/about-us/volunteer/)
  • Fluent, formal (teineigo) Japanese speaking skill
  • Ability to interpret and translate English into Japanese and Japanese into English
  • Availability Thursday through Sunday of the event
  • Availability to also work Monday morning a plus but not required
  • Ability to work long hours and walk and stand for extended amounts of time
  • High level of professionalism
  • Customer service experience 
  • Ability to stay organized while multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Prior convention experience and knowledge a plus but not required
  • Knowledge of anime industry-related Japanese a plus but not required

If you are interested please fill out the volunteer form and specify 'Guest Relations Assistants' as the department you are interested in.


Nothing in this role description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time; This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This role description is subject to change at any time.

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